Giovanni is an international trade expert born and raised in Italy, but long based in Melbourne, where he's been lecturing business law subjects for various universities. He is a commercial law fellow at the University of Bologna and regularly engages in expert analysis on the geopolitics of trade and investment for media, industry and government outlets in Australia and beyond. His professional career developed as a commercial lawyer in Italy, and then as a global value chain specialist across the US, Europe and China. Giovanni holds a law degree from Benincasa University of Naples in Italy and has earned a PhD in law at the University of Otago (New Zealand) with a dissertation on the global governance of cross-border socio-economic relations and its repercussions on the international regulation of trade and labour markets. Giovanni's publications include several peer reviewed papers in academic and policy journals, as well as an international trade textbook and a monograph on Migrant Labour Law, which was awarded the inaugural Holt Prize in 2016 for best legal manuscript by The Federation Press in Sydney. Last but not least, Giovanni sits on the board of the non-profit incorporated association NOMIT, a network of new-generation Italians in Melbourne.